Chakka Uniyappam (jackfruit Fried Dumplings)
Uniyappam is a popular snack in Kerala usually made from rice flour, jaggery and grated coconut. Uniyappam means small snack maybe it denotes the small, round structure of this sweetmeat. It is fried in this pan with 7 depressions. This pan comes in teflon coated non stick version these days though I use the traditional aluminium or cast iron one.
My version of uniyappam today, uses ripe jackfruit. The first part of this recipe is easy for me because I do it as part of my preparing jackfruit preserve for the whole year. This preserve then goes into my steam cakes, jams,unniyappam and pancakes. These uniyappams are softer than the real plain ones and need to be consumed faster because they tend to get spoiled because of the presence of jackfruit pulp.
So next time you have a lot of jackfruit at home, and if you have the patience to try these, please do. And for all of you with that excess jackfruit pulp in your freezer, this is something you can try.